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The Training Program: Schedules

The first-year schedule is the same for both the Research and Clinician-Educator Tracks. The second-year schedules for the two Tracks have some identical required clinical components, but differ in how the majority of the time is spent, as outlined below. The Clinician-Educator Track is a two-year program. The Research Track is a three-year program, with the third year being primarily devoted to building upon research started earlier in the fellowship.

 

Year 1 — Both Tracks

4 months of University Hospital Consult Service
4 months of VA Hospital Consult Service
4 months of Outpatient Clinics
Fellows typically rotate services at the beginning of each month.

University Hospital Consult Service—During this rotation, fellows are primarily responsible for the busy inpatient endocrine consult service at the University of Michigan Hospital. In addition to seeing the inpatient consults and rounding with the attending, the fellows are in charge of educating their team of residents and medical students who are rotating on service. During this rotation, the only outpatient clinic assigned is the U of M Friday morning General Endocrinology Continuity Clinic.

VA Hospital Consult Service—During this rotation, fellows are primarily responsible for the inpatient endocrine consult service at the University of Michigan Hospital. In addition to the inpatient responsibilities, there are usually two VA General Endocrine clinics, the VA Insulin Pump Clinic, and the VA long-distance Outpatient Virtual Clinic. During this rotation, fellows also continue their U of M Friday morning General Endocrinology Continuity Clinic.

Outpatient Clinics—During this rotation, fellows continue their U of M Friday morning General Endocrinology Continuity Clinic, and are required to rotate through U of M subspecialty clinics in:

Male Reproductive Endocrinology Female Reproductive Endocrinology
Insulin Pumps Pituitary
Pediatric Endocrinology Diabetes Education
Lipids Endocrine Disorders in Pregnancy
Nuclear Medicine Thyroid FNA
Podiatry Endocrine Surgery
Ophthalmology Bariatric Surgery
Endocrine Oncology  

Elective time for further outpatient clinic rotations is scheduled during the Outpatient Clinics rotation as well. A one-week rotation during the first-year Outpatient Clinics block is spent orienting to the Inpatient Hyperglycemia Consult Service.

PLEASE NOTE: Vacations need to be scheduled during the Outpatient Clinics rotation.

Sample Schedule, 1st Year - BOTH TRACKS

 

Year 2 — Clinician-Educator Track

Fellows in both Tracks are required to complete some clinical training in this second year. In addition to the U of M Friday morning General Endocrinology Continuity Clinic, there are required rotations in metabolic bone disease and Thyroid FNA. Those fellows in the Clinician-Educator Track also rotate on the Inpatient Hyperglycemia Consult Service. The second year of the Clinician-Educator Track allows for a great deal of elective time, which can be divided between clinical electives, research, and formal didactic training in medical education.

Sample Schedule, 2nd-Year Clinician-Educator Track

Fellows Elective Options [PDF]

 

Year 2 — Research Track

Fellows in both Tracks are required to complete some clinical training in this second year. In addition to the U of M Friday morning General Endocrinology Continuity Clinic, there are required rotations in metabolic bone disease and Thyroid FNA. While the Research Track second year is devoted to protected research time (80%), there is some limited time for clinical electives.

Sample Schedule, 2nd-Year Research Track

Fellows Elective Options [PDF]

 

Year 3 — Research Track

Research Track third year is at least 80% protected research time, but as there are no required clinics, there is more time for clinical electives (up to two half-days a week).